Joe’s Comment – Wiley Miller is the cartoonist who creates “Non Sequitur”.
These two beauties make me snort and guffaw.
It’s all about perspective.
I’ve now obtained a new understanding of grave yard visits.
I feel I’m 14 years old most of the time….. then I get a glimpse in the mirror.
As McWatt observed in Catch-22, “oh well, what the hell”.
Time for a perspective adjustment.
Black Lives Reality
Candace Owens tells it like it is (thanks Dave M.).
Joe and I are very pissed off at the number of videos we have seen of people being coerced to “take a knee” and recite “black lives matter” and apologize for their so-called “white privilege”.
Thank doG for the Candace Owens’ of the world.
Excuse our ironic selves when we say Candace’s rant carries so much more weight when she speaks it than anything Joe or I could say.
It would be off-color for us to comment publicly.
If Candace is indeed an “Uncle Tom” or “Coon”, or some other derogatory term applies to her, Joe says we need more of her no matter how you call her :
Joe and I say we are not racist.
Well, we don’t say it; we’d never say it, but we think it.
But, are we?
Watching misguided evil people demand white folks supplicate to make certain black folks feel better about their lot in life might change our mind about being racist.
Except race isn’t the bug-a-boo.
The real problem is IQ.
Stupid people do what their namesake suggests – they do stupid shit.
They have stupid ideas.
Their stupid ideas invoke stupid pursuits.
Hence, they do stupid shit.
And the angry evil envious no good stupid people get up to no good in obnoxious brazen and dangerous stupid ways.
Especially in a mob of stupids.
Especially especially when following the leadership of angry evil envious not good smarter people with very destructive agendas.
Forest Gump had it right – stupid is as stupid does:
There are videos of the normal folks doing what the American Constitution and Amendments prescribe: they are forming militias to protect their businesses, their properties, and their fellow citizens.
Here’s a tame version from Coeur d’Alene ID, local station KREM. The local citizens are pissed. They came together with communications, scouts, patrols, and plenty of armed folks to send a message to those who do dirty deeds, do them dirt cheap:
The good folks of Coeur d’Alene said, quite clearly, don’t do it here.
The message was heard loud and clear. Those with evil intent boarded their buses and left without incident:
Blue Collar Logic
Joe and I are mud peckers.
Dave Morrison and Jason Siler are working men.
We speak their language.
Dave Morrison on the looting and rioting in Santa Monica, CA:
Jason Siler explains how statistical juggling can and is used to misrepresent facts:
Much more at the Blue Collar Logic YoubeTube channel here.
Treasure Chest of the Rocky Mountains
Joe and I remember some chatter about this hidden treasure years ago.
We thought it bunkum.
And the poem was hokey.
$2 million worth of bunkum ain’t too hokey for us:
Joe’s Garage HDYSYT?
How do YOU spend your time?
After all, there is a limit – each person is a unique “hour glass” with a specific totally personalized amount of “sand”.
Joe has a few most worn shoes for time travel: Shoes 1. Enjoy yourself (it’s later than you think) – there are more adages and moralisms and homilies and cautionary paraphrases than you can shake a stick at or follow to the letter. If you look long enough, you will find that some are directly at opposition to others. What’s a fella to do? Joe says that some challenges are like eating an elephant – the only possible way is one bite at a time. All those “at a time” bites add up. Down deep we have a voice that warns of danger and shame and pride and desire and joy and all things good and bad. Your choice for life if you listen:
Shoes 2. Woe is me (the world is a giant struggle) – everyone has challenges. Everyone has abilities. Everyone either does or doesn’t. No one has an identical paradigm.
This is the “feeling” time sucker. Get your attitude aligned and time flies along. Get out of phase by chasing attitude and time really becomes your master. After many years of screaming at the sky, Joe knows that it isn’t the problem you face or the task at hand that is important, it is how you respond and behave, how you invest yourself. That’s all there is:
Shoes 3. Busy Bee (be busy, be productive, be immune) – worky worky is a way to burn time by the bushel. Projects come and go, time flies by, and when you lift your head up to see where, exactly, you are…… it makes you smile!
And shake your head…..
You might not be able to find a cure for cancer. How about something more fun? How about an obstacle course for squirrels? Amazing discoveries as a reward:
Joe and I spend a lot of time (after the work is done) wandering around on the Internet gathering data, pursuing interesting ideas, and generally amusing ourselves.
We thought to highlight what we consider exceptional web sites as we find them.
This site is called “Interesting As Fuck“, which is a somewhat crude name, but accurate to a fault.
Some examples we thought worth embedding –
Joe’s Comment – Two amazing cartoons that caught my eye and seemed to be similar or related some how. Charles Barsotti is featured in Punch frequently (that is true). Cyanide and Happiness is by a host of cartoonists: Rob DenBleyker, Kris Wilson, Dave McElfatrick and Matt Melvin.
Shades of “You can’t handle the truth!” (A Few Good Men) strikes me as funny and true for everyone – not always the same truth, of course. And the Reversi™ aspect of perspective in C & H tickles my fancy.
The truth is I have my doubts every single day.
This getting old(er) has some benefits, and some eye openers, to be sure…..
PragerU has always given great value for time invested.
Joe and I love the format: 5 to 10 minutes focused on a single subject to give a primer on matters philosophical and moral.
Recently, Google and YoubeTube have been exerting their special kind of attention (after two failed attempts by PragerU to sue for discrimination) so that the PragerU videos are more difficult to find, even when you are “subscribed” to the channel.
Be that as it may, PragerU has assembled a number of longer videos with knowledgeable experts on all aspects of COVID-19.
They are informative and worth the watching.
You can see them here.
One such Huwoo Flu video we found very poignant (because we are old(er)) is this, titled “How Do Lockdowns Impact Mental Health?”:
During the weeks of “self isolation” (Joe says whut dat?) and hysteria about just what is this virus anyway and mixed messages and media politicization and the worst infraction of all, frightening the children (no matter what age), Joe and I have been conflicted about what to think and say and do. We are punch drunk with information disinformation. Something like our pal Bob Nelson (aka Jiffy Jeff):
So, we thought and said and did, not with gay abandon (we are hetero male white and opinionated) but with measured decorum (no hair on fire live chicken in your shirt jump out the window stuff for us!).
Today, Saturday, we stumbled upon this gem from years ago, when DJT addressed his audience in something more than grade 8 Queens English (like we said before, not UK QE but Queens, New York).
As more than one commenter observed, this speech should be shown to everyone who has survived (so far) the Wuhoo Flu, and is going to vote in the good old U.S. of A. in 2020.
Joe and I concur. This is an excellent speech, well delivered, and decidedly pertinent:
Joe says another Bob Nelson routine is appropriate. Here’s an “Entire Football Team”:
For all those giving the CCP a pass, here’s a reminder that their policies and human rights record is NOT COMPATIBLE with Western values.
A graphic reminder of one important facet –
China will never be a legitimate state while the Chinese Communist Party is governing, setting the agenda, and dreaming of world domination.
Quick Dick McDick
Joe and I appreciate every single video QDMcD publishes.
This one, concerning the antics of Chief Rainbow Socks and his merry band of retards, is an opinion about the ludicrous banning of “1500 types and brands of firearms” here in the true north sod and fee.
In the words of Quick Dick, the criminals just received another bonanza, selling illegal firearms to formerly law abiding citizens of Ca-na-da.
Of course, the indigenous folks can go about their business bristling with armament. It is only just and non-racist:
Dave Morrison of Blue Collar Logic makes a case that in the polarized world of human communities, even medicine, the science of health, cannot avoid being politicized.
Joe and I agree with every point he makes.
The evidence and data is accumulating as the COVID-19 (aka Huwoo Flu) “pandemic” plays out across the world.
The evidence and data is revealing a fact: not everyone is focused on eliminating this new and nasty (for some people) virus.
To us it seems the moniker we use, “rat-bastard commies”, and “commie rat bastards” has a broader community of eligible souls than our historically identified list of usual suspects:
Lest you think this is a current development, the politicizing of medicine, there is ample evidence that just ain’t so Sparky.
History has not been kind to many in the medical field who once led the charge, established the foundation, became the unchallenged “expert”, toppled the paradigm.
History is also filled with examples of many in the medical field who were publicly humiliated, their work derided, their expertise and study verboten, only to be exonerated when the data accumulated over time became so overwhelming that the paradigm was toppled.
The following video from Dr. Ken Berry points to early studies (he says the ’60s) that did not fit the accepted narrative, so their findings were suppressed or ignored by those directing the medical community.
There is a mention of filthy lucre.
Joe and I think it is very difficult to find some aspect of life that money hasn’t tainted.
It takes a strong individual to resist the siren call of wealth and fame and power.
How many people are literally dying because they are following the dictates of a medical ideology driven by money vs health?
How many people are wandering off the medical reservation to pursue a personal health regime that is actually healthy?
It is a given that we all die.
The quality and duration of that dying is then of profound interest, da?:
Joe and I loves us some smart folks.
Ms. Powell is certainly in that cohort.
The tragedy that befell Lieutenant General Michael Flynn gives pause to anyone contemplating entering the political arena.
In our minds, the tactics employed by the FBI (under the direct guidance and instruction of the Obama administration) to rail-road General Flynn were an abuse of power.
Enter Sidney Powell.
Through tenacity and (horror of horrors!) knowledge of the law and an excellent team of researchers and data-miners, Ms. Powell exposed the misdeeds and perversion of justice for all to see.
Old Jug Ears (Obama) decided his legacy was being threatened.
He went public with his fears that the sacred cow of justice was being perverted. His expressed concerns impugned both the Attorney General William Barr, the Justice Department, and by association, Lieutenant General Flynn and his legal representation. That representation being Ms. Sidney Powell.
Ms. Powell answered the ex-president with an open memorandum for all to see (the words of Ms. E. Thrasher, our beloved junior high school English teacher).
Through the miracle of modern technology and a few slights-of-hand, here is her memo –
Sergeant Joe Friday and Officer Bill Gannon put old Jug Ears in his place. A lot of good that would do….. or should that be that would do a lot of good?:
Your Choppers Know Best
Joe figures that in the last 18 months (give or take) we’ve learned more about the human body (our approximation of the same), nutrition, wellness, and longevity.
Now we’re learning about what you stuff in your pie hole does to your teeth.
And what your mother stuffed in her pie hole, digested, and fed you through your little bitty umbilical cord.
Sobering information to learn at the advanced chronological measure of three score and ten.
Joe is a bit pissed that this info is not new, but only recently known to us.
What the hell were we doing in school?
Mr. Kruger, our physical education / health instructor told us about a buddy’s motorcycle accident when he discovered black ice, but neither Joe or I don’t remember one damn word about how to keep your teeth healthy. Dr. Ken Berry to the rescue with his new pal, Steven Lin, DDTS:
Joe’s Comment – A couple of beauties from Michael Crawford this week.
Although the Wuhoo Flu is still big news, these two cartoons capture my mood during the entire fiasco.
Not much point worrying about what might happen.
Go hard with what is happening – and make sure you’ve got attitude!
The W.H.O. vs The Who vs Who?
Paraphrasing Ms. Jean Knight,
“Mr. Big Stuff, W.H.O. do you think you are?
Mr. Big Stuff, you’re never gonna get my love….”
Joe and I are simpatico with Ms. Knight’s rebuke.
We would like to believe the W.H.O. is a composite super hero.
Alas, there is history that bespeaks villainy.
Just who in the world does the head of W.H.O. think he am?
The Director General of the World Health Organization is Mr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, an Ethiopian politico. If you are inclined to read the “pro” and “con” commentary available on the Internet, Mr. Ghebreyesus is both a saint and a commie rat-bastard.
Joe is going with commie rat-bastard.
It seems that Ethiopia, a poor African nation (the average IQ in the mid-60 range per various sources might have something to do with their poverty) has fallen prey to the Chinese Communist Party helping hand that has indebted upward of 56 African countries to the CCP. The CCP is nobody’s friend. They target resource rich stupid people with offers of financial assistance that is heavily tilted in favor of the CCP should the terms of the agreement fail to be met.
Alas, the terms are often not met, by design.
The CCP is truly the poster child for commie rat-bastardism world-wide.
From Joe and my perspective, this dumb bastard and his equally dumb Ethiopian “leaders” got their beloved Ethiopia caught in the deadly evil meat-grinder commie rat trap of the CCP “One Belt One Road” initiative.
“The end state of One Belt One Road is the building of a new global system of alternative economic, political, and security “interdependencies” with China at the center.”
Joe has an expression for this kind of behavior – By hook or by fuck.
The Chinese, like the Nazi Germans and the Imperial Japanese and the mighty Mongol Gengus Khan and so many tyrannies chronicled in history are hell bent to force there way on the world.
Serial rapists might be apropos, metaphor wise.
For anyone anywhere sympathetic to the tyranny approach to governance hear our words clearly – the West has come to world leadership by way of the “invisible hand”.
The invisible hand concept is more individually pertinent when described as the division of labor, i.e., pursuit of self interest (happiness). Three short videos follow, describing how the entire giant ball of complexity is very simple when precipitated to a few simple concepts. You have certain skills. You have certain needs. Through commerce, you find what you need and you engage your skills to provide what others need.
This voluntary exchange, this buyer/seller relationship, is a “value added exchange”, where both parties are satisfied with the outcome.
No dog beating required.
No gulags or death camps or re-education centers necessary.
The Scottish Enlightenment was a profound and incredibly inventive period of time in Western culture. A brief perspective of the Scottish culture of the time (from the link) –
“….. as the author Christopher Brookmyer once argued, the reason that things get invented in Scotland is exactly the inverse of why they don’t get invented in the Caribbean. “Scots just can’t help inventing things. Leave one alone on a single-palm desert island and by the end of the week he’ll have built a paddle-craft using every available resource, right down to the hollowed coconut shells for a propeller. Maybe it was because Scotland was such a miserable place to live that the drive to improve one’s day-to-day existence was utterly imperative. What the hell got invented in the Caribbean? Nothing. But Scotland? You name it.” If you take the 18th century as an example, then he certainly has a point!”
Adam Smith lived during this period.
Adam Smith (like Darwin or Isaac Newton or a host of others) had clear vision and described what he saw as a basic human behavior. A very brief introduction via three videos to the philosopher Adam Smith follows:
Joe and I endorse and embrace the invisible hand philosophy.
The best possible result (most efficient, too) precipitates without the conscious effort of the participants!
So tidy, so concise, so thrifty.
Who is going to do something, anything, about these incorrigible Chicom dishonest Johns?
Whether you hate Donald Trump (what he said about baby cats!!!), whether you love Donald Trump (he is Shane, come to save us from our alter egos!!!), whether you are unaware of the existence of Donald Trump (Joe Biden’s recent and current verbal musings comes to mind), you would have to be living on the dark side of the moon if you are unaware of the amazing changes to America over the last three years.
Donald J. Trump is leading that posse. In the words of Jim Croce, you don’t mess around with Slim:
Joe and I have watched the POTUS intently since his bid for the presidency began.
When he says he wants to help people, we believe him.
Better to build a resort on a beautiful beach and fill it with rich tourists than to bomb the ever lovin’ shit out of poor dumb mud peckers in ideological fury.
Just our opinion.
Sure as hell you have your own.
DJT’s mind is agile.
Looking at his family, his family history, his business career, over 50 years of public life, who he surrounds himself with – he has experienced orders of magnitude more than most folks in his 70 + years.
In Trump calculus, the trade deal with the Chinese, the abuse of peoples and nations by the CCP (in the guise of help via One Belt One Road), the Wuhoo Flu catastrophe in all and every facet, the CCP aggression in the South China Sea, 50 years of disinformation strategies, the theft of property (intellectual, physical, and legal) – all this and more is too much coincidence.
He is forming a public opinion, soon to be vocalized.
Joe and I have learned to interpret the president’s version of Queens English (not blimey style, Queens, New York, style).
He is pissed.
He is pissed at the Chinese Communist Party.
He is pissed at his BFF Xi Ping Pong Pi.
He is pissed at the W.H.O.
He is very pissed that over a million people will die from a preventable Nazi scientist fumble of a deadly virus (if it was a fumble, not a Hail Mary by the rat-bastard commies).
He is not talking to the Chinese….. yet.
He is talking to the W.H.O.
He has cut funding to the World Health Organization.
He has given them an ultimatum in the form of a letter.
The Trump letter to the W.H.O. is concise, terse, and a type of inverse quid pro quo –
Even a rat-bastard commie can make out the meaning in this letter.
We’ve heard it expressed in many ways for many years.
It means….. money talks, bull shit walks.
One more economic vampire on the neck of the West bites dust.
Meanwhile, the W.H.O. should listen to The Who while looking long and hard into a genuine made in America mirror:
Why Joe Fears the Sea
A lot of female folks have an idea that heaven looks a lot like this –
In the female mind, the person in the above image is them.
Not a care in the world.
Exploring the warm sea in the hot sun on a beautifully sandy and deserted and exotic beach.
Whatever “exotic” means…..
Back at the cabana there are many happy smiley tiny brown people just waiting to serve them all de doo-da day.
Not so with Joe.
This is the scene of untold atrocities, perpetuated by hoards of evil beings who, if they could, would claim they are only “doing what comes natural”.
Oh! The humanity!
The amazing crew at True Facts (zefrank1) has captured much of this carnage on video.
Take a few minutes and watch the killer surfing snails in action and tell Joe that you don’t fear for your life whenever you stick your big toe in the ocean:
If that doesn’t revolt you, how about the incredibly disgusting Bobbit worm and their Polychaete pals:
Joe fears the sea.
Joe is revolted by the sea.
Joe says, and it is true: whales poop in the sea!
And the bottom is littered with dead sailors, dead sea fauna, dead sea flora.
The outfall of Victoria BC’s tertiary treated sewage, i.e., human waste, is down there, too.
Joe no go, no swim in sea.
So, what say ye to a nice splash in a puddle, a wallow in a pond, a dunk and a dive in a lake?
Quoting the great John McEnroe, you cannot be serious!
Every drop of Nature’s Water™ has some sort of inhuman corruption behaving badly with malicious intent.
A short video to prove the point. True Facts presents “Carnivorous Dragonflies:
Joe and I view something from the Epoch Times every day. Here is a perspective from Conrad Black (a great Canadian by proxy) we thought worthy of reading twice.
The point he makes is the Democrat party is gambling everything on blaming the Coronavirus lock stock and barrel on President Trump.
If they are successful, they will de-throne Donald Trump and Joe Biden will become the President.
The not-so-bright thug who is literally losing his mind in front of the American people.
This is some very weak beer the Democrats are pinning their donkey tail hopes upon.
Voters are fickle. Here’s a quote from the opinion piece –
“As strategies go, it’s crude and even rather contemptible, but it is attached to a premise that may be valid: all the rest of this president’s record, including his formerly brilliant record on the economy and his drastic reduction of illegal immigration and recognition of the need to meet the China challenge, may be swamped in a referendum on his handling of the coronavirus pandemic—that question may be the real version of the question to the voters of whether they approve of Trump. If this happens, as now appears likely, it will not only obscure the rest of Trump’s record in these last, eventful three years, it is clearly the fervent hope of the Democrats that this over-arching question will expunge from the voters’ thoughts the problem of the allegation of sexual impropriety against Joe Biden, and the growing apprehension of political damage over the obviously lawless conduct of the Barack Obama FBI and intelligence leadership in the 2016 election and aftermath.”
And so it goes.
Joe and I stick to our belief that there are about 40 million people in America who are so stupid they cannot perform meaningful work.
Even then, those of legal age are voters.
And there are plenty of illegal residents who somehow manage to vote in California and New York.
Mr. Black presents a viable case.
An interesting read written by an interesting Canadian.